Decided to go in with the Coravin for a glass of this gorgeous Napa Bordeaux blend.
Showing black fruits, cedar, leather, vanilla, licorice, spices, chocolates, tobacco, mocha, coke, earth, light vegetables, pencil lead and peppercorn.
Full bodied, smooth and bold with medium acidity and long legs.
Dry, spicy and fruity on the palate.
Long finish with firm tannins and tangy raspberries.
Showing nice complexity and mouthfeel, although still young and will be better in the next 10 years.
Good by itself or with food.
Good right out of the bottle and better after an hour of her time.
14.6% alcohol by volume.
92 points. — 9 days ago
I’ve been savoring this bottle over several months using my Coravin. Sadly, finally finished it off. Just love tasting this golden beauty open up in the glass. Can’t wait to start on another bottle! — a month ago
Earlier this week, the best use of coravin with fruit forward gem . — 2 months ago
Really nice but needs some air. Had with coravin. — 21 days ago
En Magnum. This is how this wine needs to be enjoyed, from Magnum right about now over the next one or two years. Coravin a couple of glasses and this one that is first a blackberry and tar and saddle leather monster for the first 15 me minutes then turns into a Bush's baked beans, smoked pipe tobacco, hint of savory. Then turns into a grilled ribeye and baked potato with bacon bits. This is not usually my style, but I think because it is a little bit of both at the same time really makes this one a very intriguing wine. Need to start buying gear field a little bit more!! — 20 hours ago
The nose is just straight up barnyard funk and smoked meats with some herbs. Maybe this needs to decant a little longer but I used my coravin to pour a glass before bed. The taste is an umami bomb. I’m really confused by all the notes that say how jammy and fruity it is, I don’t get that at all. — 12 days ago